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  1. If you live in Canberra go down to the ymca sailing club on saturdays. there are usually a couple of Maricats there so you can see how they are set up.
  2. You could probably mount it direct to the beam on a mk1 as the traveller is separate behind the beam.
  3. This is what is now used, much stronger and easier to use. You can buy the mount or make one
  4. Hello there Matt from Finland. We have seen your post and photos on the Maricat website. Darcy1945 is your man for good second hand parts. I’m sure he will respond shortly. He will mail parts out but don’t think he has sent them that far before..... New parts are also available from Maricat NSW (Mick Colecliffe “Humungus”
  5. Call Darcy1945 - he has all the parts and answers. He lives at Lake Macquarie. You will find his number here - look on Maricat thread.
  6. This is probably in the wrong section but ....... If you join the “Sailing Buddies” Facebook group you will find out all that is happening with Maricats. Also the Maricat webpage and fb page. Queens Lake has an annual regatta. The Australian version of Sailing Buddies is administered by Mick Colecliffe and has lots of sailing stuff with a bit of a bias towards active cat sailing. Minimum class weight for one up Maricat sailing is 73kg - but with club/social you can do what ever you like. Righting the boat for light weights is sometimes difficult. Sloop with trap is very nice b
  7. You are not a lightweight at 68, I am 63 (years and kegs !!) and go ok (in lighter wind) and my hound is in the standard position. I’m not sure I know anyone who has lowered their hound position. The “fat boys” always beat me in strong wind but the extra 20kgs hanging over the side makes a big difference..... Most of the race boats have modified their mast step to allow the mast to rotate a bit more. This changes the air entry to the sail and allows the mast to bend more, which also flattens the sail. But first get your boat mechanically right, so things don’t break, tidy every
  8. Get one of the new solid one piece stainless steel ones from Michael Colecliffe - much stronger and just better. Standard fitting on “newer” Maricats.
  9. And .... Most now use 3mm halyard wire and not 2mm. It is stronger and fatter and less prone to get stuck and the swage is bigger/fatter, to sit in the v notch better. And ... The swage needs to be about 270mm from the outside of the eyelet to the bottom of the swage to give enough length to un jam the swage. Your roller look ok ...
  10. Clean the track and check it for any dings which may have closed up the gap if it has been dropped. Check that the halyard is staying on the roller. If it comes off and gets jammed down beside the roller it won’t go up or down. When raising check that all the battens are popped one way and the boat is pointing into the wind. (not that critical on an older sail). Your mast head should look a bit like this ....
  11. Call Darcy1945 - he will know. You will find his number on other posts.
  12. I think NACRA 14 sq and 4.5s have a loose foot mai
  13. I think you will find it hard to find a M4.8 sail. I have not seen a 4.8 for many years. You may find a sail which is the same size - maybe an old Taipan sail. if you find a sail you should come to the Maricat Nationals at Wallagoot and become the National 4.8 champion again.... There are now about 11 M5.0 back sailing again around NSW.
  14. Ask Darcy - he knows all things about old cats contact details on Sale Page or Maricat page
  15. Mick Colecliffe Lemon Tree Passage NSW 0419999785 mikecolecliffe@bigpond.com NSW Agent for Maricat
  16. These things are simple and tough and in my opinion are best ..... they take a bit of adjusting to get right. As standard the clamping force is too great and will not pop, and need trimming, but go slowly. Trim a bit test, trim a bit test. when set up they stay right for ever, they hold down firmly and pop if/when you hit something solid. now for the secret squirrel set-up - for the hold down rope or clamping rope use some cheaper stretchy stuff (BCF type) not the fancy non stretch - by pulling this tight the stretch will apply a positive tension/pressure to the rudder and keep
  17. Third photo of open clam to follow —— when it will let me.....‘
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